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Maintenance Mechanic

Are you looking to make a real impact? For over a century, our people have been the driving force in solving some of the world’s most pressing issues – and we hope you’ll join us in solving the next century’s. Whether you're working to close the loop at one of our recycling facilities or ensuring efficient renewable energy processes to decarbonize aluminium production, your contributions make an impact in our shared purpose of propelling our industries and the world into a greener future.  

Hydro Extrusions is a world-leading aluminium extrusion business counting around 100 production sites in 40 countries and employing 20,000 people. Through our unique combination of local expertise, global network, and unmatched R&D capabilities, we can offer everything from standards profiles to advanced development and manufacturing for most industries.  Since 1905, Hydro has turned natural resources into valuable products for people and businesses with focus on a safe and good workplace for our 30,000 employees in more than 140 locations.

Hydro is committed to leading the way in shaping a sustainable future and in doing so, creating more viable societies by developing natural resources into products and solutions in innovative and efficient ways to industries that matter.

Job Location: 

Yankton, SD


Hydro employees can enjoy several benefits including:

  • Medical, Rx, Dental, Disability, Life Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Retirement Savings Plans with Company Match/Contributions
  • Education Assistance
  • Bonus Plan Eligibility
  • Monthly Profit Sharing
  • Parental Leave


Shifts Available and Hours:   Day & Night Shifts

                                                 4x4 Schedule (4 on / 4 off)

                                                 6:00am to 6:00pm or 6:00pm to 6:00am



Shift Premium:           Night shift - $1.00/hour extra



Bonus:                        Sign on Bonus $500.00

                                    Referral Program $1000.00


Job Summary: 

As a maintenance technician you will be responsible for repairs and maintains machinery and mechanical equipment such as engines, motors, pneumatic tools, conveyor systems, and aluminum extrusion production machines and equipment by performing the following duties.


Required Education/Experience

  • Two years of maintenance experience


Preferred Skills/Qualifications:

  • Two-year Technical degree in Electrical, PLC’s, Hydraulics & Pneumatics
  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent
  • Bilingual is in English/Spanish preferred
  • Previous Manufacturing experience preferably in an industrial setting
  • Knowledge of various maintenance hand tools, mechanics tools, and electrical test equipment
  • Ability to follow detailed instructions
  • Proficiency to work individually, and a team player working with others
  • Capability to be a Self-Starter and adaptable to change
  • Possess a willingness to learn new skills and enable personal growth


Job Responsibilities:

  • Performs preventative maintenance on Press Lines, Casting Equipment, Packing and Paint systems
  • Troubleshoot basic hydraulic, mechanical, electrical, pneumatic and PLC systems as needed
  • Make repairs and replace defective parts
  • Maintains building, grounds, and utility systems
  • Install or assists with equipment improvements, replacement, or upgrades
  • Must be able to obtain Mobile Equipment license. (Forklift, Scissors Lift)
  • Must enter required work orders when problems and deficiencies are found
  • Complete paperwork as required
  • Maintain a clean and organized maintenance shop
  • Have a positive attitude and forward-thinking approach to change and drive continuous improvement
  • Will be expected to learn new technologies in the following areas: PLC/Electrical systems, Hydraulic/Pneumatic systems, Combustions systems, Motors & Drives, Crane/Mobile equipment systems, Electrostatic painting systems


Care, Courage, & Collaboration

At Hydro We care about our People!

We care about Safety!

Hydro is heading in a new and exciting direction, and we depend on different perspectives to solve our tasks and meet customer needs. Building on our three core values – Care, Courage, and Collaboration – we target a high performing and sustainable work environment based on inclusion of our differences.  Hydro in North America is an Equal Opportunity Employer where all phases of employment are based strictly upon the qualifications of the individual as related to the work requirements of the position. This policy is applied without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other category protected by law.   


If you need an accommodation in order to complete the application, please let us know by completing the form below or by calling +1 (412) 643-3602.




A job where you make a difference.
A key part of succeeding in this mission involves encouraging a collegial environment where our differences are acknowledged as our greatest competitive advantage. Your diverse perspective makes us stronger.  Our global diversity, inclusion and belonging program enables us to cultivate a high-performing and inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued.

Your career journey is unique. We strive to provide you with the support needed to achieve your full potential. With our global reach, inclusive culture, and cutting-edge technology you'll have the opportunity to build a career that aligns with your strengths and passions. 

Join our global community of over 30,000 people with a presence in 40 countries and united by the values of Care, Courage and Collaboration. At Hydro, you have the chance to make a difference in the industries that matter.

Click here to explore our world and the heart of our operations.

Posted on:  May 31, 2024

Yankton, SD, US, 57078

Department:  Maint A Days
Business Area:  Hydro Extrusions(EXSO)
Legal Entity:  Hydro Extrusion USA LLC
Job Type:  Permanent

Nearest Major Market: Sioux Falls

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